Moschino Spring 2016 Shoe Highlights: Milan Fashion Week

If there are two essential elements for any construction zone, they’re a hard hat and protective footwear. And, according to Jeremy Scott’s regulations, safety shoes do not have to be just bulky steel-toe boots.

If it isn’t already abundantly obvious (or you haven’t been on Instagram lately), the stereo-loud theme at Moschino this season was Couture Under Construction. Whether Scott’s fashion-of-the-absurd is one’s bag or not, it cannot be denied that he has an impressive ability to spin a theme in an unthinkably camp direction.

Moschino Spring 2016 Milan Fashion Week Moschino spring ’16 runway collection. Davide Maestri.

The shoes, then, were like stand-up comics with their personalities and quips. Think construction-zone striping on boots and pylon-bright heels and pumps with other roadwork signs on them. It must be said that Anya Hindmarch toyed with a similar theme last season for her accessories presentation, though more as emblems than an out-and-out operating principle.

Moschino Spring 2016 Milan Fashion Week Moschino spring ’16 runway collection. Davide Maestri.

Scott’s tongue-in-cheek approach even extended to a handbag with a “no heels” icon (like no smoking, but for shoes), worn with corresponding black pumps. It said it all: Moschino is for rule-breakers.

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